Diploma in Adult Care - Level 4
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 4 Hele Road Centre *Please see below *Please see below Variable Variable £1795.00 None

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This qualification is specifically designed for learners working in a senior role in Adult Social Care in England some relevant roles include:

  • Community Care /Support Officers
  • Community Care /Support Officers - office based
  • Social Care Assessor
  • Care Assessment Officer
  • Social Services Officer
  • Social Work Assistants
  • OT Assistant
  • Occupational Assessment Officer
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Rehabilitation and Re-ablement Assistant
  • Assistive Technology Co-ordinator/Officer

The qualification confirms competence in these areas and serves as the required qualifications for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector where appropriate in England. To achieve the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) learners must achieve a minimum of 70 credits overall. 36 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group, a minimum of 6 credits from Optional Group A and a minimum of 28 credits from Optional Group B.  At least 55 credits must be achieved at Level 4 or above.

This is a two year course. The first 18 weeks will be taught in college for 3 hours per week. Your assessor will arrange to see you in your work place for the remainder of the two year period. You will complete an online portfolio, which is accessible 24/7. Taught sessions are run on a weekly basis. There will be assignments to complete for each of the units of the qualification. There will also be practical assessments for each unit which will take place in the workplace by a qualified college assessor.

*Course dates are:-

  • 18th September 2017 to the 17th September 2019.
  • 15th January 2018 to the 14th January 2020.

To find out more:
Telephone: 01392 400577
Email: hcp@exe-coll.ac.uk

What topics will I study?

Examples of Mandatory units include:
• Advanced Communication Skills
• Personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
• Facilitate person centred assessment to support wellbeing of individuals
• Professional practice in health and social care for adults or children and young people

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to have a very good standard of general education together with excellent communication and motivational skills and a positive attitude. You must be employed in a health and social care managerial role, have an NVQ or QCF Competency based qualification at level 3 and considerable experience working within care plus a minimum of GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above.
You will need to complete a skills scan, an initial assessment and undertake an interview.

What facilities are there?

• Lectures, tutorial and assessor support
• Online portfolio and resources
• Access to the College learning resource centre

What can the course lead on to?

Learners may progress into employment or to the following qualifications:

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Services

Learners can also progress to higher education programmes.

This qualification will be the accepted qualification for registration and regulation where appropriate and can demonstrate continuing professional development.
 

Are there any additional costs?

None specified.


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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